How to Manage Your Expectations on The Tennis Court When you lose your cool on the tennis court, do you give up, thank or start pushing the ball? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Sarah who needs help managing her expectations. Here's what Sarah had to say about her … [Read more...] about What’s The Challenge With Perfectionism?
Emotional Control on The Tennis Court In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a young tennis player who loses emotional control on the tennis court after making mistakes. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for Dr. Cohn to … [Read more...] about Controlling Emotions in Tennis
How to Overcome Perfectionism in Tennis In "Sessions with Doc," Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about managing perfectionism in athletes. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Here's the question Dr. Cohn … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Perfectionism In Athletes
Managing Perfectionism on The Court Welcome to session number twenty two of The Tennis Psychology Podcast. Dr. Patrick Cohn at Sports Psychology for Tennis, is a mental game of tennis expert and helps tournament players, tennis coaches and parents improve confidence, focus, and composure using sports psychology strategies. In this week's tennis … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Managing Perfectionism
I’ve written a lot about the importance of confidence in tennis. I call confidence a cure-all for the mental game because it’s so powerful to other parts of your game. For example, when you have high confidence going into a match, you are relaxed and won’t feel anxious or tense about playing well. OK, so I recently got this tennis … [Read more...] about Lack of Tennis Confidence Despite Success
Help Young Athletes Kick Perfectionism We've identified perfectionism and fear of failure as the number one challenge for sports parents and their young athletes. We've created a new program to help sports parents and their young athletes kick perfectionism. Our new program is called: "Sports Parents' Top Dilemma: Helping Young Athletes Kick … [Read more...] about Helping Young Athletes Kick Perfectionism
Staying Composed in Tennis Do you try to hit perfect shots and can’t handle imperfection during play? If you try to play a perfect game, you most likely sabotage your mental game with high expectations for your performance. Your high expectations can backfire and have a negative effect on your tennis mindset. Why? Most of the time, your high … [Read more...] about Roddick’s “Happy Medium” Tennis Mindset
How Does Perfectionism Effect Success? Perfectionism in tennis and fear of failure are closely linked. In this video I discuss: How perfectionism and fear of failure can hurt young athletes success and enjoyment in sports. Learn how perfectionism affects young athletes' practice and their mindset in competition. Tennis parents can learn … [Read more...] about Perfectionism in Tennis and Fear of Failure
Many tennis players who are perfectionistic about their approach to tennis choke under tournament pressure. Perfectionism can hold them back from reaching their potential because they become tight, anxious, and over-control their performance. Don’t get me wrong. There are some advantages of perfectionism such as having a strong work ethic, … [Read more...] about Does Perfectionism Cause You to Choke?